White House Backs Senate Amendment To Fund Obamacare

AP

The Obama administration said Thursday that it supports a Senate amendment to the House-passed government spending bill that would allow Obamacare to be funded.

The support came in an official policy statement issued Thursday by the Office of Management and Budget. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced the amendment on Wednesday.

The White House has routinely said it would veto any bill that defunded the health care law, as the House-passed legislation did. Reid’s amendment strikes that language from the bill.

A Senate is expected to vote on the spending bill in the next few days.

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